Multcolib My Librarian Tama: I don't care what it is as long as I can't put it down
Annotation:Meet the Ganguli family, new arrivals from Calcutta, trying their best to become Americans even as they pine for home. The name they bestow on their firstborn, Gogol, betrays all the conflicts of honoring tradition in a new world -- conflicts that will haunt Gogol on his own winding path through divided loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs.
Annotation:Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
Annotation:The story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well--or hardly at all. The kind of book that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice.
Annotation:A haunting novel about a mother and son tormented by guilt, who do all the wrong things to find redemption. Reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy and Michael Ondaatje.
Annotation:A teenaged girl who is 'aging out' of the foster care system finds herself helping an elderly woman clean out her home. They are not as different as one might think at first glance.